Internal Faculty Awards + Deadlines

UBC recognizes individual investigators who demonstrate excellence in research.

All disciplines are considered, ranging from the applied sciences and medicine to the social sciences and humanities.

Visit our FAQ page

Faculty Research Awards

The following UBC awards are adjudicated by the specially appointed Faculty Research Awards Committee.

Please note the updated application process for the 2021 awards cycle:

  1. A Notice of Intent was requested (except for KARF) by August 6, 2021. NOI form is now closed - please email research.prizes@ubc.ca to notify about planned submissions.
  2. Final submissions for all awards must be made online by October 15, 2021.
KILLAM ACCELERATOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Supports exceptional early career researchers across all disciplines who have the potential for significant impact in their field of scholarship and are ready to launch the next stage of their career.

Up to six UBC awards will be available each year. A one-time research allowance of $50,000 will be awarded for the two-year term of the award.

Deadline for nominations: October 15, 2021

GUIDELINES & APPLICATION

Killam Faculty Research Fellowships

Assisting promising faculty members who wish to devote full time to research and study in their field during a recognized study leave. Fellowships are open to full-time tenure-stream faculty at the University of British Columbia. 
Based on special distinction of intellect with due regard for sound character and personal qualities
Maximum award is $15,000 for a twelve-month period
Deadline for applications: October 15, 2021

GUIDELINES & APPLICATION

President's Award for Public Education through Media

A $3,000 award is presented to a full-time tenure-stream faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the University and the community by sharing research expertise via the news media
Recognizes contributions such as print, broadcast and online media interviews and expert commentary
Deadline for nominations: October 15, 2021

GUIDELINES & APPLICATION

Killam Faculty Research Prizes

Up to ten prizes of $5,000 each are awarded annually to full-time tenure-stream faculty members in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions
All fields of research are included
Deadline for nominations: October 15, 2021

GUIDELINES & APPLICATION

Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize

The prize, comprised of $3,000 and a certificate, is awarded annually to a full-time tenure-stream faculty member in recognition of a distinguished record of research
All fields of research are eligible
Deadline for nominations: October 15, 2021

GUIDELINES & APPLICATION

Charles A. McDowell Award

This award, consisting of a medal and a certificate, is presented to an outstanding young faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in pure or applied scientific research. The award is available to full-time tenure-stream faculty. 
Deadline for nominations: October 15, 2021

GUIDELINES & APPLICATION

SAM BLACK AWARD FOR EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Biennial award recognizing full-time UBC faculty who have made outstanding education and development contributions to (and performances in) art, music, creative writing, theatre or film; and outstanding scholarship in the fine and creative arts. This award consists of a certificate and prize in the amount of $1,000.

Deadline for nominations: October 15, 2021

GUIDELINES & APPLICATION

DOROTHY SOMERSET AWARD FOR PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT IN THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Biennial award recognizing full-time UBC faculty who have made outstanding contributions to (and performances in) art, music, creative writing, theatre or film. The award consists of a certificate and prize in the amount of $1,000. 

This award will be offered in 2022.

Questions?
VISIT OUR FAQ PAGE
Supporting Resources

Nominators may access model letters, research plans and a listing of past recipients on our SharePoint site. CWL is required. 

Access